Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, joins Apple’s board of directors

On a relatively quiet Tuesday, Apple announced a change in its board of directors. An addition, to be precise, as Apple welcomes the chairman and CEO of another company to the list.

On November 9, 2021, Apple officially announced that Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson’s chairman and CEO, was officially elected to the company’s board of directors. Today’s official announcement states that Gorsky will bring “decades of leadership and healthcare technology experience,” adding that his experience leading “innovative and diverse teams” around the world will also be beneficial.

Regarding Gorsky’s tenure as Chairman and CEO, today’s announcement states that Johnson & Johnson has become one of the world’s largest healthcare companies and is also a “foremost innovator in research and development for emerging healthcare technologies.”

Commenting on today’s announcement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said:

Alex has long been a visionary in healthcare, using his vast knowledge, experience, and passion for technology to improve lives and build healthier communities. We look forward to welcoming him to Apple’s board of directors, and I know we will all benefit from his leadership and expertise.

And of course Gorsky was also involved:

I’ve long shared Apple’s belief that technology has the potential to improve lives and create healthier communities. It is an honor to join Apple’s board of directors and to be part of a values-driven company that is constantly innovating to enable and improve the way we live.

Gorsky joined Johnson & Johnson in 1988. In 2012 he became Chief Executive Officer of the healthcare company.

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